Sofia’s sunflower success

Treetops Nursery, Duffield, where youngsters have been growing sunflowers.
Treetops Nursery, Duffield, where youngsters have been growing sunflowers.

Children from Treetops Nursery in Duffieldhave been taking part in a fun sunflower growing activity and are certainly enjoying it!.

Staff at the King Street nursery say the youngsters are thoroughly enjoying the challenge of who can grow the biggest sunflower. Young Sofia Thorslund, aged three, pictured above, took her sunflower into nursery to show it off to her friends and it led to a whole host of activities. Staff introduced maths into the project by measuring the sunflowers, and then the children. They also compared Sofia’s to the ones grown at the nursery, this then encouraged the children to bring out their artistic side as they painted some amazing still life pictures.

Sofia’s dad, Magnus said: “She has been looking after her sunflower and watering it everyday. She couldn’t wait to bring it into nursery.”